Pueblo Pescadores burned down again in Las Terrenas

2020

Active member
Apr 10, 2012
269
31
28
Las Terrenas
I got sent a video from the painter I use in LT that the Fisherman's Village restaurant row burnt down again. This happened in 2012 and it took 2 years to reconstruct. Bet it was a kitchen fire. Don't they have fire extinguishers in the restaurants?
 

NY2STI

Well-known member
Mar 22, 2020
362
485
63
Is there such a thing as "insurance jobs" in D.R. or are you s.o.l. when your investment is in ashes?
 

william webster

Platinum
Jan 16, 2009
26,698
2,178
113
Very sad

I only went to LT for my restaurant in that strip (La Terrasse).....
Now gone

I wonder where I;ll go next.... If I return
 

Tarheel

Well-known member
Dec 19, 2005
519
112
63
It's all wood construction and they cook with propane tanks. The fireman can't get too close to the fire without risking multiple explosions. A fire waiting to happen IMO.
 

MariaRubia

Well-known member
Jun 25, 2019
516
552
93
Is there such a thing as "insurance jobs" in D.R. or are you s.o.l. when your investment is in ashes?

Yes definitely. When you have insurance, they always send an inspector out to survey the loss, even for a small claim (in my experience at least) and they always want evidence that it's accidental. A lot of businesses are on their knees following the pandemic, it would have made sense for someone to claim. However, as has been said above, this is a wooden structure, people are cooking with gas, there is a lot of highly flammable alcohol around, and multiple restaurants who all have different approaches to safety.
 
  • Like
Reactions: NY2STI

RonS

Bronze
Oct 18, 2004
1,454
62
48
So, does LT have it's own fire equipment, or is Sanchez the only recourse in the event of fire?
 

DRDreamer72

Member
Nov 17, 2014
196
3
18
Answers to a couple of questions.
1 - LT has it's own fire equipment, but the size of the fire was massive so Sanchez came to assist.
2 - It started around 6am so nobody would have been in the restaurants to use a fire extinguisher. By all accounts it started in the restaurant at the end and then basically just spread from one end to the other, very quickly.
3 - Learning from last time it burnt down, there was a single, large gas tank at the end with the CESTUR office. One video shows that being removed by the back hoe digger. No gas tanks were allowed in individual businesses.

A great shame to see it gone a 2nd time. Maybe in version 3 they will consider building in a sprinkler system?
 
  • Like
Reactions: RonS

USA DOC

Bronze
Feb 20, 2016
2,943
593
113
Yes definitely. When you have insurance, they always send an inspector out to survey the loss, even for a small claim (in my experience at least) and they always want evidence that it's accidental. A lot of businesses are on their knees following the pandemic, it would have made sense for someone to claim. However, as has been said above, this is a wooden structure, people are cooking with gas, there is a lot of highly flammable alcohol around, and multiple restaurants who all have different approaches to safety.
In the USA where I am from...the insurance companies know about 90% of large fires are arson for profit.......
 

MariaRubia

Well-known member
Jun 25, 2019
516
552
93
Answers to a couple of questions.
1 - LT has it's own fire equipment, but the size of the fire was massive so Sanchez came to assist.
2 - It started around 6am so nobody would have been in the restaurants to use a fire extinguisher. By all accounts it started in the restaurant at the end and then basically just spread from one end to the other, very quickly.
3 - Learning from last time it burnt down, there was a single, large gas tank at the end with the CESTUR office. One video shows that being removed by the back hoe digger. No gas tanks were allowed in individual businesses.

A great shame to see it gone a 2nd time. Maybe in version 3 they will consider building in a sprinkler system?

Do you think they will build a version 3? Surely if they do it will be in concrete
 

aarhus

Traveller
Jun 10, 2008
2,438
887
113
Do you think they will build a version 3? Surely if they do it will be in concrete
Someone told me those wooden looking structures in Samana Pueblo is concrete underneath. Maybe they do something like that. Or they have completely different plans. Luxury beach front condos lol
 
  • Like
Reactions: lacyla123

LTDan

Member
Apr 29, 2021
89
65
18
SDQ
I got sent a video from the painter I use in LT that the Fisherman's Village restaurant row burnt down again. This happened in 2012 and it took 2 years to reconstruct. Bet it was a kitchen fire. Don't they have fire extinguishers in the restaurants?
In Dominican restaurants the extinguishers are usually right next to the activation switch for the Ansul range hood fire suppression system
 
  • Like
Reactions: aarhus

MariaRubia

Well-known member
Jun 25, 2019
516
552
93
Someone told me those wooden looking structures in Samana Pueblo is concrete underneath. Maybe they do something like that. Or they have completely different plans. Luxury beach front condos

Maybe another all inclusive. That seems to be the only plan this government has.